Dr Alexandra Revez
School of Sociology, Philosophy, Criminology, Government and Politics and the Study of Religions
Alexandra Revez is a Senior Post Doctoral Researcher with Imagining2050 (2018-2020). Her work has concentrated on key public participation issues linked to environmental, disaster management and social care policy. This has involved collaborative engagements among communities to re-imagine local services, give voice to different community groups and address the diverse range of needs and expectations from specific socio-demographic and economic backgrounds. Previous research has included: ENTRUST (2015-2018) focused on exploring the social dimensions of the energy system across different European communities, the 3-Cities (2013-2015) focused on collaborative evaluation and development of community services in urban neighbourhoods, for people with disabilities, older people and children, and ANDROID (2012-2015) concerned with promoting interdisciplinarity in disaster research in a European context
Imagining2050 seeks to engage with Irish society in all its richness and diversity to explore in a collaborative manner visions and pathways for a sustainable and socially inclusive future. Imagining2050 project is hosted by the Environmental Research Institute in UCC and the team is composed of highly experienced researchers from diverse backgrounds, with a combination of researchers from University College Cork and Queens University Belfast. We hope to make use of this expertise to develop of a more unified vision, which links different strands of science with various community and local perspectives.
Between 2019 and 2020 we will be engaging with local communities, state organizations and other groups to develop scenarios. These will not only provide a starting base for what our future could look like in 2050 but it will also help test out ways of genuinely connecting with different communities in a collaborative process.
This collaborative work will contribute to the development of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.